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Philippine poll attack toll rises with shallow graves

BBC News - ‎4 minutes ago‎
At least 24 bodies have been found in the southern Philippines and police say they have found more in shallow graves. The bodies are from a 40-strong group of politicians and journalists which was seized in an attack blamed on clan warfare ahead of ...

Obama aims to reassure Singh on U.S.-India ties

Reuters - Matt Spetalnick - ‎19 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hosts Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday for talks considered critical to showing Washington's commitment to New Delhi in a region where its rivals, China and Pakistan, ...

Afghanistan decision to come within days, White House says

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
US President Barack Obama met with his national security team to discuss Afghanistan on Monday. Washington (CNN) -- President Obama will announce within days whether he will send more troops to Afghanistan, the White House said after he and the ...

Global warming science alarming, say climate experts

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Three UK groups studying climate change have issued an unprecedented statement about the dangers of failing to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

Iraq inquiry: witnesses could be given immunity from prosecution

Telegraph.co.uk - James Kirkup - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Witnesses at the inquiry into the Iraq war could be offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony. By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent Sir John Chilcot is leading the inquiry Photo: AP Sir John Chilcot, a former civil servant, ...

Ayodhya report put to parliament

BBC News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
The Indian government has presented in parliament an inquiry into the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid mosque. Parliament was in uproar on Monday with the main opposition BJP party reacting angrily to reports that its top leaders were implicated in ...

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mcgurn: The Other Senate Maverick

Wall Street Journal - William Mcgurn - ‎3 hours ago‎
When John mccain ran for president, he positioned himself as "the original maverick." The dissenting votes that so annoyed his fellow Republicans—on tax cuts, campaign-finance reform, offshore drilling—were hailed as evidence of these ...

US youths recruited to fight in Somali militia, authorities say

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Young Somali Americans, many in Minneapolis, were lured to fight with an Al Qaeda-affiliated group, court documents detail. Eight suspects alleged to be part of that network face criminal charges.

Schwarzenegger taps Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor

Los Angeles Times - Shane Goldmacher - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Republican has crossed the aisle on some key votes and also aspires to being elected to the job next year, making his confirmation by the full Legislature less than certain.

Japan finance minister urges boj to tackle deflation

AFP - ‎29 minutes ago‎
TOKYO - Japan's finance minister said Tuesday that monetary policy is key to tackling deflation and urged the Bank of Japan (boj) to take on a more aggressive role in staving off falling prices.

Stork Craft Manufacturing recalls 2.1 million cribs after infant deaths

Washington Post - ‎4 minutes ago‎
By AP More than 2.1 million drop-side cribs from Stork Craft Manufacturing are being recalled, the biggest crib recall in US history, following reports of four infant suffocations.

Microsoft, News Corp weigh Web pact: source

Reuters - Robert MacMillan, Paritosh Bansal - ‎11 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has had talks with News Corp about a tie up, which would involve News Corp getting paid to take its news websites off Google Inc, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Lawmakers Probe Climate Emails

Wall Street Journal - Keith Johnson, Gautam Naik - ‎5 hours ago‎
Congressional Republicans have started investigating climate scientists whose hacked emails suggest they tried to squelch dissenting views about global warming.

Restarted LHC Sees First Collisions

National Geographic - ‎1 hour ago‎
After more than a year of repairs, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is now a step closer to simulating post-big bang conditions: Physicists have smashed together protons traveling at nearly the speed of light for the first time inside the world's ...

Inside Google's Advertising Empire

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎8 hours ago‎
Google's gobbling up another advertising company, the search giant has announced. Google will acquire Teracent, a Silicon Valley startup specializing in "intelligent display advertising.

Adam raises cain

New York Post - Maxine Shen - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Adam Lambert shocked and surprised the American Music Awards Sunday night with what some viewers deemed a "lewd" performance of the title track of his newly-released debut album, "For Your Entertainment.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart: Are they or aren't they?

USA Today - Lorena Blas - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a hit, but fans seem to be almost as obsessed with news about whether stars Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), 23, and Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), 19, are a couple in real life.

Red Carpet Rewind: American Music Awards 2009

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
There was a lot of fancy footwork at the 2009 American Music Awards, which will go down in history for not one - but two -- celebrity spills: Adam Lambert's Olympic tumbling act and Jennifer Lopez's embarrassing stumble.

Young rewarding Titans' owner's faith in him

FOXSports.com - Alex Marvez - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Alex Marvez is a Senior NFL Writer for FOXSports.com. He's covered the NFL for the past 15 seasons as a beat writer and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America.

Bucs' Raheem Morris strips Jim Bates of defensive coordinator duties

USA Today - ‎19 minutes ago‎
After 10 games, Bucs rookie head coach Raheem Morris has now jettisoned both coordinators with whom he started training camp. ESPN and the St. Petersburg Times reported that Morris relieved defensive coordinator Jim Bates of his duties on Monday.

Selanne nets shootout winner for Ducks vs. Flames

The Associated Press - Greg Beacham - ‎32 minutes ago‎
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 41 saves in his first victory of the season despite allowing Jarome Iginla's tying goal with 18 seconds left in regulation, and Teemu Selanne scored the only shootout goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory ...

Vaccine system remains antiquated

Washington Post - Rob Stein - ‎5 hours ago‎
After a lethal bird flu virus emerged in Asia, US officials launched an intense effort to build new defenses against a pandemic, including replacing an antiquated vaccine system, which depends on millions of chicken eggs.

Women are insistent on mammograms, poll shows

USA Today - Liz Szabo - ‎6 hours ago‎
A vast majority of American women plan to ignore controversial new recommendations about mammograms, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows.

Public Database Is Urged to Monitor Drug Safety

New York Times - Natasha Singer - ‎4 hours ago‎
What could be done to prevent another Vioxx? This pain medication for arthritis became a blockbuster after its introduction in 1999, only to be taken off the market in 2004 when a study linked the drug to an increased risk of heart ...

Obama accused of doing favors for ally

The Hill - Susan Crabtree - ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
A GOP congressional report accuses the White House of doing favors for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA star and prominent ally of President Barack Obama.

Op-Ed Contributor How World War II Wasn't Won

New York Times - David P. Colley - ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
SIXTY-FIVE years ago, in November 1944, the war in Europe was at a stalemate. A resurgent Wehrmacht had halted the Allied armies along Germany's borders after its headlong retreat across northern France following D-Day.

Understanding China

Los Angeles Times - Martin Jacques - ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
The West has gotten it wrong on China for decades -- even as it embraces a market economy, it has shunned Western-style freedoms. And its power is only growing.

Unburied bodies tell the tale of Detroit — a city in despair

Times Online - Tim Reid - ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
The abandoned corpses, in white body bags with number tags tied to each toe, lie one above the other on steel racks inside a giant freezer in Detroit's central mortuary, like discarded shoes in the back of a wardrobe.

A Hamster Is the Season's Hottest Toy

New York Times - Stephanie Rosenbloom - ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
The hot toy this season for boys is Bakugan Battle Brawlers, a game involving cards and action figures inside small spheres. Jim Silver, the editor in chief of TimetoPlayMag.